Let The Corruption Begin (Well Continue…..) – ‘Justice Department opinion backs Trump on hiring of son-in-law’
Charles Kushner (born May 16, 1954) is an American real estate developer and convicted felon. He founded Kushner Companies in 1985. In 2005, he was convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering, and served time in federal prison. After his release he resumed his career in real estate. He is the father of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and advisor to President Donald Trump.
By the way, Chris Christie is the guy you prosecuted him……
A member of the ‘swamp’ seeing his retirement going down the drain if he disagreed……..
‘But Deputy Assistant Attorney General Daniel L. Koffsky wrote that the law that appropriates funding for White House staff also gives the president special authorities to name his own employees, including family members’.
5 U.S. Code § 3110 – Employment of relatives; restrictions
“relative” means, with respect to a public official, an individual who is related to the public official as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law,…..”
‘He wrote that past opinions that had said otherwise, including a 1977 finding that the White House could not employ the president’s son as an unpaid assistant, had invoked a flawed reading of the anti-nepotism law’s legislative history and failed to take into account special authorities afforded to the president elsewhere in the law’.
‘Koffsky is a career Justice Department lawyer who was honored in 2015 with the department’s Mary C. Lawton Lifetime Service Award, reserved for employees with at least 20 years of service’.
‘The opinion’s conclusion matched a legal analysis that had been put forward by Kushner’s lawyer, Jamie Gorelick’.
‘Trump critics have charged that Kushner’s White House role runs afoul of a 1967 law that forbids executive branch agency heads from appointing family members to positions in the department they oversee. Sons-in-law are included among the relations envisioned in the law, which was passed after President John F. Kennedy named his brother as attorney general’.
From : https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-department-opinion-backs-trump-on-hiring-of-son-in-law/2017/01/21/6f0f2324-dff4-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html?utm_term=.6fa0946dbfeb